Misc. Infections News

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5/14/2014
MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO

U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

5/13/2014
2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill

Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

5/13/2014
Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study

But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

5/12/2014
2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.

Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

5/9/2014
Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC

Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report

5/8/2014
CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections

Neglected but treatable infections impact millions of Americans unknowingly, agency notes

5/6/2014
MERS Can Be Transmitted From Camel to Human, Study Confirms

Vienna virologists report finding coronavirus almost identical in both from same region

5/5/2014
1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon

He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed more than 100

5/5/2014
Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

5/5/2014
1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say

He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93

5/2/2014
1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.

Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93, CDC says

4/29/2014
HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'

Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

4/29/2014
'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity

Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

4/24/2014
Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

4/24/2014
Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study

Researchers looked at recurring infections caused by C. difficile bacteria

4/17/2014
Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

4/17/2014
Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High

New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

4/17/2014
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

4/16/2014
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

4/14/2014
As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

4/11/2014
Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing

Heavy alcohol use lowers level of beneficial immune system cells, animal study shows

4/11/2014
Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study

Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

4/10/2014
Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

4/10/2014
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

4/10/2014
Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC

The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

4/9/2014
Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study

Many cases may be going unreported, consumer advocacy group adds

4/8/2014
Health Care Workers Wash Hands More When Patients Watching

Canadian study enlisted patients to monitor hospital staff

4/4/2014
U.S. Traveler Returning From Africa Has Lassa Fever, CDC Says

The infectious illness is not related to Ebola fever, officials stress

4/3/2014
Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients

People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found

4/3/2014
Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail

Don't rip off the skin

3/31/2014
Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble

Coronary artery disease seen in men who were taking meds for advanced HIV infection

3/31/2014
HIV-Positive Inmates Benefit From Drug Treatment, Study Says

Suppressing virus during jail time might reduce its spread after release, researchers suggest

3/31/2014
New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease

Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that can attack the brain

3/28/2014
Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production

Role of antibiotics in reducing beneficial microbes also highlighted

3/26/2014
Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC

Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

3/23/2014
College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break

FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

3/21/2014
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections

Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

3/20/2014
More Drug-Resistant Infections Seen in U.S. Children

Although still uncommon, certain bacteria may need stronger treatment than oral meds, study says

3/19/2014
Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease

Study's finding held true even for those doing well on treatment for AIDS-causing virus

3/18/2014
Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests

Researchers identify common risk factors doctors should watch for

3/18/2014
Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study

Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

3/18/2014
Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks: CDC

Drexel student recently died from the bacterial infection

3/17/2014
Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days

Swedish researchers say risk of infection, privacy issues may contribute

3/16/2014
Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study

British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

3/13/2014
HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC

Case report shows uninfected woman was infected with the virus by her female partner

3/13/2014
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

Microbiology professor and students test the theory, find it isn't just a myth

3/12/2014
Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure

Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

3/7/2014
Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children

Nearly three-quarters of C. difficile cases associated with prescriptions written at doctor visits

3/6/2014
Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About 'Cure' for HIV-Infected Babies

Report on second child raises hope that early, aggressive treatment may be game changer for these infants